For the past 4 years, I have enjoyed choosing one little word to guide my year. I discovered this practice from Ali Edwards. It has been the crowning jewel of my intention setting for year.
This practice of mining for just the right word and allowing it to take me into the new year, places me somewhere between an intention, a wish, and a destination. This year I have jazzed up my one little word for the year ritual by choosing a word for my personal life and another for my professional life, knowing that the two words will be like sisters to one another in the crafting of my overall life.
My Personal One Little Word for the Year: Sizzle
I usually begin dreaming on what my word will be towards the end of November and have it by New Year’s Eve. I never know how it will come.
This year, I knew I wanted a word to express my desire to truly follow my creative impulse and to boldly embrace sharing my wildest, craziest, most exquisite creativity with the world. I have been feeling myself holding back, editing myself and my ideas. But I want to live this year with gumption!
I was with some of my spiritual sisters during a women’s gathering just before the new year as one of the women took us through a mediation to connect with the essence of fire in ourselves. I have a blazing love for fire (yah, I went there!) and was drawn into the imagery. I felt the fire, felt the flames, heard the ……then it hit me, the word. SIZZLE! I wanted that alive, fired up, hot dancing, vivacious expression of energy. I wanted to feel the sizzle, explore sizzle, live sizzle, and be sizzle.
And so, I began playing with that word and, as is part of my tradition, I let it find its way into my art. I am excited to share my latest mixed media project with you. Art with an intention….that’s part of my sizzle!
Discover These One Little Word Projects
- Cardboard Mixed Media Intentional Art Hangers by Rachél Payne
….a DIY video over at Cre8ive Klatch
- Michelle Reynolds’ Intentional Art Hanger
over at Shells in the Bush
My Professional One Little Word for the Year
(all the juicy details Wednesday!)
I have so much I want to share about my professional One Little Word for the Year that I want to save it up for a post of its own. I am excited because it has to do with you. I can’t wait to share it.
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